Thanksgiving without butter? Oy.
I have to cook kosher this year.
I know enough to know what to ask, and my turkey provider, utensils, kitchen, plates, and serving implements have all been cleared by my Kosher guests.
But, of course, I can't use butter to grease up my bird.
What's a hospitable cook who can't stand the idea of not using butter to do?
Will any oil do? Is margarine the way to go (I hate that stuff)? Other ideas?
I can't even figure out what to Google that isn't just about what makes a turkey kosher and whether to brine it.
I'd suggest reading the thread of "unnatural pareve deserts" since there is a lot of suggestion on what to use in baking (various soy margerines that are trans fat-free).
You need to begin with "letting-go". Your bird will taste different this year. Not bad, but different because you aren't using butter.
Le Marais used to sell tubs of kosher duck fat online. You can give them a call and see if they'll ship it. Should be a flavorful substitute.